The Color of Assumption – Paul Ilechko


This is that point in time at which we
assume the motion is porcelain white   this is
that point of time at which we assume the
body is leaking water

the body is leaking ghost   is a fist of

we take our assumption of color down to the
river   between the cabins beside the river
where trees dip their roots tentative into
muddy brown water

down beside the muddy river where the deep
black loam sticks in the throat like ash

while darkening voices resound with
unearthly intent   inside the dust that covers
the moon with a veil of sadness

the moon that fades its whiteness into
yellow   as it hovers above the blue hills of
Pennsylvania distance.





Paul Ilechko is the author of the chapbook “Bartok in Winter” (Flutter Press). His work has appeared in a variety of journals, including Stickman Review, Mocking Heart Review, Into the Void Magazine, Oberon, Dime Show Review and Saint Katherine Review.  He lives in Lambertville, NJ, with his girlfriend and a cat.  Find him on Instagram (njscattista) or Facebook (pilechko)

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